Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre - Foot Care, Orthotics and Prosthetics

"Oh my feet! It's painful when I step bare foot on the floor", my mum said the other day. Another lady friend of mine was also having problem climbing stairs- knee pain. Yes, women experience feet pain, knee pain, back ache at one time or another more than men. There may be many reasons, maybe because of the type of shoes worn? (a mere assumption on my part as a woman). But according to the article from the National Center For Biotechnology Information (NCBI), male has larger bone mass than female (quote from here). Ok, now back to the importance and care of feet from my visit to Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Center in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and a talk given by Datuk Dr. Edmund Lee. 

Facts on Feet
It is important to take care of our feet and bones in general, as our feet is the part that support our whole body weight. Do you know that our feet is the one to get the most wear and tear? Because it supports our every movement, hence this pressure and movement will not only wear out and make our feet sore but can also affect our knees, hips and entire spine! Moreover, do you know that both feet (combined) make up of 25% of the body's bones, 18% of joints and 6% of muscles? Interesting, isn't it? (from

Feet care is important to everyone irrespective of gender or age. As Dr. Edmund said, there are many reasons and causes for feet pain, knee pain and backache. There are also ways to help to lessen the pain, correct the alignment and with correct diet to live to a more healthy life. I was grateful to be able to attend Dr. Edmund's talk last Sunday at Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre at Petaling Jaya, Malaysia as I learnt a lot of information about feet care, orthotics and prosthetics. Dr. Edmund Lee says foot care is of utmost important too, but we seldom pay much attention.

Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Center is home grown orthotics and Prosthetics center started by Mr. Lee Joo Wee, the founder and director of Lee Prosthetic and Orthotic Center in 1978. It was to fulfill the wish of his late father, Mr. Lee Yin, to help more patients with musculoskeletal conditions and physical impairment. Dr. Edmund Lee, has carried on the mission of Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Center with advancing genuine orthotics and prosthetics care, sharing knowledge, rebuilding lives and also with the latest of sharing Sunfeet's Kitchen and recipes! Sunfeet International Rehabilition Center is ideally situated in Super Pharmacy Megastore, Petaling Jaya, where supplements for foot pain can be brought easily. [Remember to ask for Gift voucher of RM10 from Sunfeet International Rehabilitioan Center before making your purchase at Super Pharmacy Megastore. (T&C applies)]

Types of foot related problems/ abnormalities
According to Dr. Edmund, there are many different types of foot related problems/abnormalities:
1. Severe Pronated Feet
2. Flat Feet
3. High Arch Feet
4. Bunion ( excessive bulging at the side of bug toe
5. Hallux Valgus
6. Plantar Fasciitis
7. Heel Spur (in grown bone inside heel)
8. Intoeing Gait
9. Morton Neuroma
10. Osteoarthritis Knee
Therefore it is important to get Foot analysis done so as to determine whether we have any of the above. All these can't be just seen from a naked eye.

Foot Analysis done with 3D Gaitscan computerized machine

I always suspected that I had some problem with my feet and have difficulty buying shoes.
So I had foot analysis done at Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Center that day. Omg! I am low arched type and have foot imbalance! My left foot and right foot is not of the same size, my left foot is bigger than my right foot! No wonder I always encounter problem when buying shoes as it is very difficult to fit in. Hmm... now I have to really wear both shoes and walk around before I make any purchase! Well, thanks to Sunfeet, at least I know what to do at shoe shops. 

Types of shoes sold at Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Center

I was one of the lucky draw winners! Yeah, I got this pair of special shoes that is good for feet!

Thank you Dr. Edmund Lee and Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Center for this lucky draw prize

 Initially, I was thinking that this pair of shoes doesn't look nice. Well, as a vain person, look and beauty is important. But after wearing and walking at a shopping mall yesterday, I find it very comfortable for walking. It fits snugly and I don't feel so much pressure on my knee. (as I do have some knee pain occasionally). As a doctor friend once told me, 'Not all nice things are good and not all ugly looking things are bad' True, very true... This is a very good pair of orthotics shoes that can help to align our body making walking more comfortable.

Dr. Edmund Lee with the list of food for helping foot and knee pain 

Dr. Edmund Lee shared with us the food that is nutritious and helps in pain management. Sunfeet Kitchen unveiled with 7 main types of food recommended by Dr. Edmund for foot and knee pain. They are from left: ginger, brocolli, blueberries, sunflower seeds, Avocado, Mint, and Tumeric. Another good drink which was prepared for our consumption at Sunfeet Center is made of ginger, serai and red dates. A refreshing drink indeed!

List of services at Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Center
 1) 3D Prescription Custom Orthotic Insoles
2) 3D Prescription Custom Orthotic Sandals
3) 3D Prescription Custom Orthotic Shoes
4) 3D Custom Scoliosis Brace
5) Sunfeet Healthy School Shoes and Sandals
6) Sunfeet Stability Shoes (Severe Flat Feet)
7) Foot Adjustment & Manipulation
8) Prescription Custom OA knee brace
9) 3D Biomechamocal Assessment
10) Physiotheraphy & Sports Rehabilitation
At the talk, Dr. Edmund also share on ways to massage our feet, heels, soles and calf.

Do you and any of your friends experience foot, knee, hip or low back pain? Or injured joints, soft tissue in your lower back? Or arthritis in your feet, knees or hips?  Custom orthotics or insoles use may benefit in reducing stress and strain on the body by helping alignment to body. You can drop in at Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Center or call 0135283939 to get an appointment free foot analysis.

Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Center
Block C, 18 Jalan 19/1, Seksyen 19,
46300 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Telephone: +6013-5283939, +6013 9122939

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